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Schiess Family History

Schiess Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Schiesser.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Schiessl, Schieve, Schauss, Schiele, Schiewe, Spiess, Schiel, Schiek

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Where is the Schiess family from?

You can see how Schiess families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schiess family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schiess families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Schiess families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Schiess's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Schiess families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schiess surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schiess ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schiess. 25% of Schiess men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Schiess women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schiess were Butcher and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schiess. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Schiess. For the veterans among your Schiess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schiess lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schiess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Schiess in 1962 was 79, and 74 in 2004.

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